Friday, 27 September 2013

Autumn, a season of love

Hi guys

Autumn has finally arrived here in NJ. I see squirrels jumping everywhere with their favorite acorns! I have not seen anything like this for such a long time. How lovely!

Autumn is a season of love for me and today is our 1st wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, my DH got to be at school the whole day so I am celebrating alone with my threads and needles lol. I managed to finish this today after several days struggle. Yes, a finish - a non-haed.

I have not been stitching anything other than HAED these days so this definitely makes a come back! This beautiful pattern is from one of my subscribed cross stitch magazine called CROSS STITCHER (Issue Sept 2012). Designed by Lesley Teare, these cow parsley really a hidden beauty. It is relly simple to stitch. Even with only 3 colors, it brings the delicacy and the brightness to my beautiful autumn day. An absolute comfort.

So here is it

Stitched on 28 count vintage linen
2 over 1 including full stitch and back stitch
Finished design: 14" x 14"
They said it will take 32 hours, ugh, it only happens in my dream. it took me 5 days of stitching

You may see some stain on the top. I accidentally dropped my pen there! What a shame right! Oh now it needs a good wash and hopefully it will be ok (cross finger). After my pillow form and backing fabric arrive, it should be transferred into a beautiful Oxford pillow ... if only I find out how to make it lol

Have a lovely stitching season my friends!



Sunday, 15 September 2013

SAL 5th post: Autumn by Jacek Yerka

So I continue my journey with Yerka from last month. Here is the result:

This is where I ended last month

and result of this month.

Do you think it looks more and more interesting? I can't wait!

For a minor thing, I realized that putting it on Qsnap made me stitch so much faster, just because the tension and the focus area was just right. I do not think Millenium frame is bad, just that the fabric is much bigger than the frame I had and it will loose the fabric tension when you fold fabric from both sides.

Please take a look on Pull the other thread 's blog to see the other edge of this piece!




P.S: To compare the progress of each month, please click on my SAL tab or here

Friday, 13 September 2013

An Update on Dandelion Clock Dance

Hi guys

it took me a long, long time to settle down here and another long, long time to pick up my needle and start stitching.

I wanted to finish DCD so bad but at the same time, it made me feel so much pressure to continue :-( Therefore this piece was abandoned since my very last post and here it goes after I took my breath back. I do really hope that I will enjoy it more than before.

So as you can see, a dandelion's leaf and the rest of the fairy's wing appeared. Can't wait to see more of it?